Chou: OKU: Foot and Ankle 7


Orthopaedic Knowledge Update ® : Foot and Ankle con tinues to be an excellent resource for the prevailing body of literature. OKU ® is renowned to offer reviews and summaries of the most relevant and critical studies for the reader. Recent information can be easily accessed, and the annotated references allow for perusal. OKU ® Foot and Ankle 7 will be helpful to residents, fellows, and practicing orthopaedic surgeons. This seventh volume contains 29 chapters contributed by more than 40 authors, all of whom are leaders in foot and ankle surgery. Like prior volumes, the chapters focus on significant discoveries, materials, methods, and studies that are new since the sixth volume was published in 2019. We are excited to include a new section titled Contemporary Surgical Techniques. This section includes chapters on surgical management of Charcot neuroarthropathy, min imally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle, and revision total ankle arthroplasty. All chapters have been updated to include the latest treatment guidelines, surgical techniques, and literature reviews, along with illustrations. I thank the authors for completing the enormous task of reviewing and researching an immense amount of up-to-date literature. The authors have done a first-rate job of summing up these articles and adding to estab lished knowledge. Also, I thank the section editors of OKU ® Foot and Ankle . They are indeed leaders in the

field. They, too, have expended a great deal of time and exercised their expertise to ensure the quality and com prehensiveness of the chapters. The result is chapters that are thorough and up to the rigors of OKU ® . It is a privilege to have edited the fifth and sixth volumes, and now the seventh volume, of OKU ® Foot and Ankle . I am grateful to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for their support and confidence in me to prepare this new volume. Special thanks to Lisa Claxton Moore, Senior Manager, Editorial, publishing team of AAOS. Her expertise and guidance were much needed and appreciated every step of the way. This acknowledgment includes Marisa Solorzano-Taylor, Editorial Coordinator, Health Learning, Research & Practice, and Stacey Sebring, Senior Development Editor, Medicine and Advanced Practice at Wolters Kluwer. I am indebted to their steady availability to answer many ques tions, as well as their know-how of OKU ® production. We hope this new volume of Orthopaedic Knowledge Update ® : Foot and Ankle with up-to-date information on clinical, imaging, and surgical procedures aids the physician to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with disorders of the foot and ankle.

Loretta B. Chou, MD, FAAOS Editor

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